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Cindy Wu. Co-Founder of Jelly.

Starting a company out of Hawaii is an unusual choice, but CIndy Wu says it has been a fantastic experience that has changed how she designs software. Find out more and learn about science, dinosaurs and caves!

Updated on April 11
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Cindy started feeding fish and culturing sea monkeys in a Lalita Ramakrishnan's lab. During her junior year she was awarded a scholarship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and started working in James Bryers designing cell-based immunotherapies. That summer, she spent evenings in David Baker's lab working under grad student, Justin Seigel.

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Yeah! https://poster.jellypbc.com/@cindy/mlacqk-chemokine-programming-dendritic-cell-antigen-response-part-i-select-chemokine-programming-of-antigen-uptake-even-after-maturation

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Yes! You can join the University of Washington International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team. There are hundreds of teams across the nation. You can find out more about how to join or start a team at https://igem.org.

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When Cindy's little brother, Sean Wu, was able to publish a peer reviewed scientific article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry as an 18 year old, she realized that perhaps one did not need a PhD to make a meaningful difference in science.

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Sure! https://poster.jellypbc.com/@cindy/nslfku-improvement-of-a-potential-anthrax-therapeutic-by-computational-protein-design-2

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April 2nd, 2012.

Frustrated researchers unveil Microryza, a crowdfunding site for geeky science projects

https://www.geekwire.com/2012/frustrated-researchers-unveil-microryza-crowdfunding-site-science-projects/

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Within a year after their start, Cindy and Danny went from two kids working in a research lab, not really knowing what they were doing, to raising $1.3 million with a team of employees.

When they first started experiment, everyone thought it would never work, and there was not much Cindy could say to change their minds. Instead, she changed their minds in other ways, by showing real world examples, where strangers were willing to fund science projects via internet.

For more on Experiment, check out this WSJ post - Experiment.com Gains Big Venture Backers To Bring Crowdfunding To Science Research.

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Our Process https://jellypbc.com/posts/2019-10-23-our-process

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"The state of Hawai’i introduced an "Aloha Spirit law" in 1986, which mandates that city and state employees greet the public by using the words Aloha and Mahalo."

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You can join a local chapter of the National Speleological Society at caves.org.

Cindy also wrote a guide here at https://cindywu.org/@cindy/so-you-want-to-cave-DF3MNY

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After this interview, Cindy started drawing and painting every day because she felt she mischaracterized herself. You can find some of her drawings on Twitter. https://twitter.com/cindywu/status/1239248599172542464/photo/1

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Breaking the rules is key to a successful discovery.

When you think of rules, all rules are made by humans, and then somes rules get modified by future humans. So if the rules today are not serving us, then us as humans can modify them to be something else.

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Cindy posted a thread here: https://twitter.com/cindywu/status/1247199590119399425

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By 18, Cindy had fallen in love. That is the only accomplishment Cindy wanted to achieve before dying. Everything else feels like a cherry on top.

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Cindy and Maureen met through a mutual friend. The first time they met in January 2017, Maureen asked Cindy when she and Denny were going to get married. Cindy and Denny are not married.

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